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Past, Present and Future of United Way of Erie County

United Way of Erie County, Inc., has been providing resources to the community since 1923. During the past 97 years, the organization has undergone changes. 

Today, United Way of Erie County is creating lasting positive change in the community. United Way recruits passionate people, guides collaboration of caring and focused organizations, and funds the expertise of those who realize that together we can all advance the greater good of the community.  United Way of Erie County promotee self-sufficiency of residents of the community as its basis for Community Impact, by adopting the impact areas of Education, Income and Health and funding programs to help achieve goals in each of the areas. 

EDUCATION: The goal of education is to ensure youth graduate from school. Mentoring students on life-style as well as focusing on the value of staying in school are solid pieces of the community 

INCOME: The goal of income is to promote financial stability and independence.

HEALTH: The goal of health is to improve individual’s health. United Way of Erie County strives to build a community where people of all ages are healthy and have access to needed care.

In an effort to improve Erie County residents’ physical and mental health, United Way works and supports programs that make sure people get support services they need while simultaneously addressing the root causes of negative health issues. We know that good health is directly linked to a successful and long life.

SAFETY NET: For those times when individuals or families need assistance to get back on their feet, United Way continues to support safety net services. When unforeseen challenges in life happen,

United Way-funded programs are there to help. We provide the necessities when survival is the only goal. Being able to provide safety net services such as safe housing, adequate food, and medical care allows individuals and families to restart their goal of a stable life, thus providing greater long-term stability for these families and our community.

United Way of Erie County, Inc. will continue to research the needs in our community and adjust our program focus as need to ensure we are impacting needs in our community. 

Thank you for your time in reading about the United Way of Erie County and for your continured support! 

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